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Listen: It Could Take A Decade For Live Music & Entertainment Sector To Recover, Without Govt. Supports.

: 09/16/2020 - 12:22

The live music and entertainment sector says it could take a decade for the industry to recover if sufficient supports from the government aren't provided.

The Event Production Industry COVID-19 Working Group is looking for 6 million euro in direct funding in its pre-Budget submission, as well as other supports such as reducing VAT on ticket sales by 5 percent.

Events such as concerts and music festivals have been cancelled since March 12th.

Shane Dunne, who runs the Indiependence festival in Cork, says if the appropriate supports aren't provided, then there could be a devastating impact:

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